The Free Online Multiplayer Board Games Competition Website

Play 8x8 board games online with other players using the client software. Play wheel estate, chess, checkers, snakes and ladders and reversi. Main features are scheduled events, leaderboards, daily quests, chess tournament and an isometric house side game.
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This image shows the king in danger from opponents next move.
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Here, you can host a game or watch a game in progress at any of the available rooms.
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You can change most colors and most images seen here at the configuration scene.
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At the configuration scene you can create a new display theme from the 70+ options.
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The calendar shows the available game schedule events for the month.
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This is the signature game of the website called Wheel Estate. 2-4 players. Similar to monopoly.

Downloads

Every release is malware free and virus free. Download the windows desktop build below. The desktop build is much faster than the html5 build. You can do the following using the desktop build. You are able to access the configuration scene to set preferences or to select a theme to use. You can participate in the leaderboards. You can create a regular account. Note, once a regular account is created, you cannot go back to a guest account.

CLIENT 2.1.9. SERVER 2.1.0

Here are the client software repository and server software repository at GitHub.

Just a reminder that the software is released under the GNU Affero General Public License. If you are hosting your own game using the software and the public is accessing it then you need to provide the source code to the public.


Summary

The focus of this website is to someday have a 25 8x8 grid board game software that is mega optional and feature rich. The client is functional. Here is the current software summary.


Chess

chess game.

Each player begins the game with sixteen pieces that are moved according to different piece rules. The object is to put the opponent's king under a direct attack from which the king cannot escape. Checkmate is the game over word to use when the king cannot escape the attack.

This site helps to advance the beginner to the intermediate ELO level. In the image above, notice a path of colored circles in a direct line towards the king (captured path to king). For the beginner learning chess, this is showing a king's opponent piece that can capture those highlighted unit at the next game turn. The piece would be the queen which is the piece also highlighted in the same color as those units.

Those captured future path to king will only be displayed when you have the beginner skill enabled from the configuration scene at the sub menu called games.

Perhaps you would like to signup at the beginner chess tournament! The tournament is an unrushed turn based game. A player can take up to 24 hours to move a gameboard piece. Finish the tournament within the top four and you will receive tournament points that can one day be used for credit towards a game feature.


Checkers

checkers game.

Checkers is a game for two players using a checkerboard and 12 checkers each. The object is to jump over to capture the opponent's pieces. The captured piece will then be removed from the gameboard.

This somewhat addictive game promotes confident making and helps players develop some good problem solving skills. Checkers is easy to learn and fun to play.

You are able to play a game of checkers against another player over the internet or against another player offline using the same computer. The game can be accessed online from the lobby. You are able to watch others play the game.

You can finish some daily quests quickly and/or improve your game statistics by playing a quick game of checkers.


Reversi / Snakes & Ladders

snakes and ladders game.

Reversi is a game played on a draughtboard with 64 pieces. Each piece has black on one side and white on the other. When pieces are captured they are turned over, becoming the capturing player's pieces.

Snakes and ladders is a British children's game in which a dice or number wheel determine how much the players' pieces moves around a board. A game board piece move up ladders and down snakes.


Wheel Estate

signature game.

This is the signature game of this website. The theme is similar to monopoly. Monopoly is a real-estate board game, in which the player's goal is to force all opponents into bankruptcy by buying and developing pieces of property.

What makes this game unique is the units of play. The outer units deal with buying, selling, developing and mortgaging property while the inner units deal advantages and disadvantages to the possession of assets, affecting the financial stability of the player.


Server

the server.

Playing games online would not be possible without the server. The server, as the image above illustrates, handles all data so that you can play a game with other players around the world.

you are able to host your own games for online play. Currently, all that is required is a site such as this and a mySQL database. The server has a configuration file that needs to be set before it can go online. More options can be added to that file. Read this topic for more information.


Programmers

The K Board Games software is developed using the HaxeFlixel 2D Game Engine that lets you create cross-platform games. K Board Games uses the hxWebSockets library for network, socket stuff.

If you like to program board games, consider joining K board games. A large team is needed. The goal is for the client to have 25 8x8 board games and to have a very exciting house side game. There is lots to do. Read the todo. Join the K Board Games discord chat and introduce yourself.

last updated: 2022-4-27